Both the ancient wisdom traditions and modern science tell us that our bodies, our minds, and the physical world are projections of our consciousness.
Only consciousness is “real”; everything else is its projection.
It is only the veil of illusion – known as maya in the ancient yogic tradition – that keeps us from seeing that everything is pure consciousness. When we pierce the veil, we discover the spirit in everything and have access to unlimited creative potential.
" It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty everyday, and if you can source your life on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon.
It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.
It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments."
~ Oriah, Mountain Dreamer ~
You have a Map, a Guidance System - & It’s Magical
Why a Metaphorical Journey on a Map?
Symbolic language allows you to access the layers of experience that are stored in your subconscious mind & are often hidden from your everyday awareness. You decipher metaphors through your Intuition . . for it is the Soul and NOT the Mind that can comprehend their multilayered meaning. Inside of us is psychological landscapes . . .
We could look at it this way. There is a map, and then there is a territory.
The map is conceptual representation. It is the function of the left brain, thinking mind to create maps of our life, maps of who we are, maps of other people and the world, maps of the universe, maps of everything. But maps, as the saying goes, are not the territory.
Once awakened to Your Inner Landscapes, you’ll be able to consciously shape your work by altering that landscape from within.
When we set aside, temporarily, the maps of the Mind and enter directly into the limitless domain of our consciousness, we begin the amazing, unexpected journey of uncovering our deepest, most authentic being and our true life; and in the process, we discover the depths of being of the universe and our place within the whole.
This is the hero’s quest of old and here we are, about to embark on that very same journey.”
We are going to dare to explore the Conscious Intelligence Field with our Magical Journey & Map . . . and awaken ourselves as The Co-Creator of our own experiences.
Each of us is an inextricable part of the conscious intelligence field that gives rise to everything in the universe. Since we are an inseparable part of this underlying field of intelligence, we are also the source of all reality. In every moment, we are co-creating our world with Source, the Universe, or Spirit.
Our Road- Map on this Journey of Life is Multi-Dimensional . . . made of thoughts, feelings, beliefs, memories & intentions. It’s made of the Soul’s essence of Creativity & Imagination.
When you Walk Unawakened, Unaware, Unconscious, Blindly; the Map unfolds differently than it does when you are Awake & Aware.
You have the Ability to Interact with the Map.
Your Journey on the Map becomes visible when you make a conscious choice to BE Awake & Aware . . . . Tapped In, Tuned In & Turned On.
Embrace the Magical Adventure
. . To Find Magic & Meaning in Life, you 1st have to learn to BE AT PEACE with whatever landscape you inhabit.
Along with your Life Journey on the Map, you will encounter many mythological, imaginary characters you can interact within your inner landscape, so you can acknowledge, accept, & learn to form these forgotten/repressed parts of yourself.
An Oracle resides in every landscape - trust in your ability to interact with Your Magical Map & its Living Parts. All Maps are constantly weaving new patterns. So you will meet the Magical Map Shifters, you can dramatically alter your course.
Imagine Your Life Journey as a Magical Map . . .
We awaken a present heart by relaxing with the breath, and bringing the kindness of a smile into our bodily experience. This meditation ends with offering blessings to our inner life and all beings.
~ Source: ~
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